No easy road for Rais Yatim as three other senators set to contest Dewan Negara president post
The Negri Sembilan Bersatu chief’s nomination has been challenged not just by the Opposition, but also Bersatu’s close ally in Umno.
(MMO) – Four senators will be expected to vie for the Dewan Negara president seat tomorrow, a significant challenge towards Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) Tan Sri Rais Yatim who was previously seen as a shoo-in candidate.
Several sources told Malay Mail that the Negri Sembilan Bersatu chief’s nomination has been challenged not just by the Opposition, but also Bersatu’s close ally in Umno.
“The disagreement with Rais’ nomination has made others submit their nomination instead,” said one source close to Dewan Negara.
The senators which has submitted their candidacy are Yusmadi Yusoff from PKR who was nominated on August 27, Datuk Theodore Douglas Lind from Warisan (August 28), and Datuk Seri Muhammad Ali Mohammad from Umno whose candidancy was just confirmed yesterday.